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editorial report" i'm paul gigot. an apology from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged before congress this week that the rollout of president obama's affordable care actdebacle. but despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. the health care system is a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do in all 50 states. we are just going to keep on working at it. we're going to grind it out. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial page editor frams freeman. editorial board member joe rago and senior economics writer. what do we learn from kathleen sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. i think she indicated that the website and sort of the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data -- >> we don't even know how many people have signed up. >> no, hhs doesn't know itself. >> they don'
services secretary kathleen sebelius will testify about the problems with the website. renee elmers of north carolina is one of the committee members who will committee is sebelius. >> why did she repeatedly tell us by that october 1st, that website would be ready to go, that every american would be able to come on? i also want to understand, who did what when. who was calling the shots? i'd also like to know from kathleen sebelius, how am i going to respond? i'm getting thousands of requests from reaching out to my office, telling me that their health care premiums are going up and their health care plan they have is being canceled. >> nbc's white house correspondent peter alexander joins us. based on what that one member of congress wants to ask, you have a laundry list. it's going to be a hot one on k will be speaking and president obama simultaneously to massachusetts, they implemented something to obama care in 2007-2008. white house advisers say we're okay here. we expect most signups to happen in later months. if you take the example of massachusetts, only 123 people signed u
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius who acknowledged the rollout of the affordable care act was, in fact, a debacle. despite the website woes and growing outrage over millions of dropped policies, president obama says it's full steam ahead. >> yes, this is hard. because the health care system's a big system. and it's complicated. and if it was hard doing it just in one state, it's harder to do it in all 50 states. we are just going to keep working at it. we're going to grind it up. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" assistant editorial panel editor james freeman. editorial board member joe raggio and economics writer joe moore. what have we learned from sebelius' appearance this week? >> not very much. she indicated the website and the larger architecture of the system are in much deeper trouble than we thought. hp hh. hhs is not even getting accurate enrollment data. >> they don't know either. >> right, it's think that's why they haven't been saying. >> we don't know when it will be fixed. they said the end of november but there's no guarantee. >> they didn't
sebelius showing her frustration during a heated debate on capitol hill. >> it's great that you're a team player and you're taking responsibility. it is the president's ultimate responsibility; correct? >> you clearly -- whatever. >> how did she do? we're going to take a closer look at that. >> clearly. whatever. mean meanwhile, they were allowed to tap google and yahoo legally but tufrpbs tufrpbs -- it turns out the n.s.a. did it behind their backs. a brand-new bombshell on the growing n.s.a. scandal. >> just six months after the boston bombing, the red sox show boston is indeed strong. >> at fenway park, it hasn't happened for 95 years. the red sox world champion. >> that was joe buck and that was the red sox. their third championship this century is off to a good start. a surprising start. live reaction this horning. i believe the car was once on its wheels. "fox & friends" starts now. >> this is curt schilling. you're watching "fox & friends." >> one of the neighbor kids is fiddling with the light switch. >> happy halloween everybody. >> that's right. today we're going to dress up. by
, they want people to have health care. they want to be able to show that this works. >> kathleen sebelius has been in the middle of this, carl, and is going before that committee on wednesday. what does she have to say? what can she do? >> i'm not in the -- giving cabinet secretaries advice. what has to be done is a show of recovered competence, and this has not been a very competent rollout. the president of the united states ought to be saying, look, we have screwed up in terms of how we have rolled this thing out. we're going to learn from it. but let's not be defeated, and let's not be put over on the side and marginalized by the fact that the opposition party has no interest in seeing this succeed. that's what people need to know. that's what bill clinton is talking about. the opposition party wants this buried, not for reasons of americans being healthy but for ideological reasons. once again the country is being ill served just like the government shutdown over ideology over the national interests which is what keeps happening with the republicans on capitol hill. make this thing work.
this afternoon when three house republicans slammed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius for blaming problems with the rollout on the government shutdown. but the latest issue with the website wasn't political at all. it was another big technical problem over the weekend that only got fixed today. is it working or not? 27 days after it was supposed to be open for business, the website crashed again over the weekend. it was up and running again on monday. the administration blames this latest problem on one of the 56 contractors for the project, a subsidiary of verizon called terremark which was responsible for website capacity issues. >> the technical team continued troubleshooting the issue with the online creation account process. >> reporter: meanwhile, the administration had other pressing problems. a triple threat on capitol hill. republican chairman darrell issa and his house reform and oversight committee wanted a slew of documents related to obama care and the rollout by 5:00 p.m. today. that deadline came and went, but issa has more
to the contractors last week and we have kathleen sebelius in the hot seat this week. what are the first questions that you want to ask of the secretary? >> well, what i'd like to know from the secretary is, number one, why did she repeatedly over time tell us that by october 1st, that website was going to be ready to go, that every american would be able to come on. i also want to understand who did what when. who was calling the shots? why was this process interrupted? you know, things like the shop and browse portion were turned off. there are so many questions. but now i'd also like to know from kathleen sebelius how am i going to respond. i am getting thousands of requests from -- reaching out to my office telling me that their health care premiums are going up and that their health care plan that they have is being cancelled. how do i respond to that. those are the questions i'd like to know. >> have you asked anyone in north carolina why the state didn't start its own exchange, knowing that there was going to be a 3.5% increase on all those people in your home state of north carolina that w
services secretary kathleen sebelius is set to testify before congress the day after tomorrow. ed henry is our main man at the white house and is live now. any response from the white house today? >> reporter: it's interesting. jay carney walked out and near the top of this daily briefing say all this has been fixed, verizon had it up and running by 7:00 a.m. this morning. but while the briefing was going on, i was checking social media, and various people were insisting that jay carney was wrong, that in fact they were trying to log on, to some of the exchanges and could not get on and were getting the error message you just showed, system not working. so i asked jay carney, what was true and what was not. take a listen. >> how can you say at 7:00 a.m. this morning it was back up and running? how can people be confident -- >> obviously i'm not online right now, ed, or people who are e-mailing you, but what verizon at the aremark announced they successfully resolved the issue with the network component overnight, and taz of 7:00 a.m., the data services hub was fully operational. i'm sur
on health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is mounting. requests for her release, her release obama care documents have gone on to a full-on congressional subpoena. today the house of the oversight committee congressman darrell issa has announced he has subpoenaed for paperwork relating to the "troubled launch" of the congressman just talked to cnn about what kind of documents exactly he's seeking. >> we've had contractors give us proof that, in fact, briefings were made in a timely fashion that showed, some of them had been aired. showed that, in fact, they weren't ready. they knew they weren't ready. jay carney said the president was shown this website ahead of time as though it was ready. so, figuring out who inside the organization knew but failed to communicate is important, but, more importantly, because so many other areas including the risk of private information coming out in a website that isn't ready. we really need to ask those questions and see what's internally going on. >> here is the department's response to the susubpoena. since october 10th, t
for health and how many services secretary kathleen sebelius to be fired. >> she shouldn't be there. >> he is demanding numbers on enrollment numbers throughing a subpoena. in a statement, he said: >> secretary sebelius maintains the facts and physician aren't reliable because the site hasn't been functioning properly and that is no why she has not provided the information. she insists the numbers will be released by mid november. the administration set a goal to enroll 7 million people by march 1. >> keep in mind, 250 people in the first two days doesn't add up. >> the math definitely doesn't add up. when we did the math, they need to be doing 40,000 h 40,000 enrs to hit the mark, still, sebelius is saying the site is up and running, and they are accepting applications, although slowly. >> that's a big gap. >> indeed. brightest minds from top technology companies are being brought in to help fix the site. the obama administration is recruiting to help fix the exchange. they are arriving just in time here. the announcement came thursday after the site had been down for a day and a half. >>
secretary kathleen sebelius today testifying before capitol hill. saying government contractors did properly test the individual kpoep components of the system but did not put them together until late september. >> i know everyone was concerned there were risks and were likely to be problems with a brand new integrated insurance system. i don't think anyone ever estimated the degree to which we've had problems in this system. >> secretary sebelius says she is responsible for what she calls a debacle and promises that a vast majority of customers will be able to use the system by the end of this month. she also suggests that the website never actually crashed. listen. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do. to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional, but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> well, not really. because even as the secretary testified today, visitors to the site reported getting this message. informing them the system is down. the feds
, aren't they? kathleen sebelius telling a congressional committee she made a mistake when she told the president was ready to go for the launch. laurie segall joining us, promising the consumers will have an easier time shopping online by then of november, a month ago. what chance those fixes will be done? >> reporter: well, they're saying it will be done. i got on the phone with a entrepreneur who said i'm not sure if they're going to be able to meet that deadline. but you know, for everyone's sake, let's hope they do. but what we're seeing here, guys, just how much was wrong with the website when it rolled out. i mean, clearly it's come out they didn't test it enough. i mean the complexity of the website shouldn't have been tested end to end in two weeks. silicon valley, where they know what they're doing with the website, kind of like this, they would have spent months testing this kind of thing. and also, what we're seeing is that, obama said about a week ago, he said the overwhelming traffic, it highlighted underwhelming problems. what we're seeing are the bug i
for health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she is set to appear before a congressional committee this week. she will testify about problems with the rollout. the glitches are blamed for low enrollment. congress said she should step down if she can't firm the problems with >> the president has been poorly served in the implementation of his own signature legislation, so if somebody doesn't leave and there isn't a real restruckuring, not just a 60 day, somebody come in and try to fix it, then he's missing the point of management 101, which is these people are to serve him well and they haven't. >> before sebelius is grilled by congress, there will be a house hearing on tuesday. >> at least 66 people are dead after a wave of bombings across iraq. bombers struck shiite neighborhoods and baghdad sunday. there were more than 10 blasts, some car bombs. they are the latest in a surge of violence that has killed over 650 people this month and more than 5,000 this year. >> new video has surfaced showing last month's attempted assassination of egypt's interior mini
sebelius will be questioned about the problem-plagued on line exchange. she will be the most high profile figure to testify on the rolling outout. it will be her first time on capitol hill since the october 1 launch of the website. republicans have called for her resignation, but president obama said he still has faith in her. >> penn state university is getting ready to pay out $60 million to victims of former football coach jerry sandusky, announcing settlements with 26 accusers. this comes more than a year after sandusky was accused of 45 counts of child sex abuse and sent to prison for life. penn state president rodney erickson called the settlements another step forward in the healing process for victims. >> a surprising study of college campuses finds repeat rapists often go unpunished. >> he wasn't suspended. >>? >> he wasn't expelled? >> no. >> school predators going from one victim to another. why law enforcement have such a hard time bringing them to justice. >> where are you guys one year later? >> basically exactly the same place we were the day after the storm. >> the insuran
online enrollment in all 50 states. just yesterday kathleen sebelius praised that as a highlight of ability. it's the latest in a series of problems plaguing verizon says it is seeking to solve that problem as soon as possible. other technology companies to identify and solve the root cause. she's set to testify before a house committee this week, sebelius will be in congress testifying this week. derrell issa says. >> if somebody doesn't leave, and there isn't a real restructuring not just a 60 days, somebody try fix it then he's missing the point of management 101 which is these people are to serve him well and they haven't. >> mississippi for one hoped to see thousands enroll for insurance but so far only a few dozen have signed up. steph mstephanie boswell report. >> jar fist dortch. >> i worried about that every day. because all it takes is one accident and you could be 20 to $100,000 in debt or more than that. you just never know. >> miller says he and his wife are searching for health care but they couldn't even get on the new federal health care exchange w
her boss, health and human services, cabinet secretary kathleen sebelius will testify to another house panel dominated by republicans. >> mike viqueira, thank you. several reports say as many as two million americans won't be able to renew their current plan next year. >> that's not what the president has been saying. as david shuster reports, these reports are becoming a practical and political headache for the white house. >> president obama has repeated said that anybody who likes the their existing healthcare coverage can keep it. but the reality is that insurance companies are required to make adjustments to comply with the new healthcare law. and that means hundreds of thousands of consumers in state after staff are being forced to cancel plans unless they had them prior to march, 2010, when the new law was passed. starting next year under the affordable care act, insurance companies must immediateh meet certain basic standards called e searchcial health benefits. there are 10 that must be covered, including doctors' visits, emergency care, hospitalization, maternity care, mental
could have delayed the web site portion. >> which they could have. but kathleen sebelius is saying the law said october 1st but that's not the case. >> this is his signature thing, main thing, and also a long-awaited chance to do something approaching universal health care. it may be the last chance politically in a long while. and all this stuff is going wrong that feels like it should have been preventable. >> you reported this on your web site. this is from the administration which had a vaunted web effort during its campaign. can you imagine during the campaign if their web site had been like this during the campaign? do you think they would have stood for that? >> the whole point of them was they knew the web. they were able to reach these people especially these young people. these young people are critical to the success of this venture. and they screwed it up. >> can you imagine what it would have been if the obama campaign web guys were work on -- there are other smart web guys and girls and women. [ overlapping speakers ] >> an interview the secretary gave your network th
. let's make sure people can get the health care they want and need. bet: secretary sebelius will talking about these issues. what does she face? is going to face some tough questioning from republicans. laptop andll out a ask her to enroll in obamacare to see what kind of errors she runs across. it is a little immature to start calling for delaying things. it is late october. the administration clearly screwed up. the website is a mess. people are enrolling but there are so many problems with it. the federal government has to try to work harder in those states. tohink it is a little early declare a major catastrophe. the administration has until mid-november to get this fixed on the website. host: that is three or four weeks. guest: they made some real mistakes. the website is a mess. they have time to fix it so in january they can get people actively enrolled. some are calling for sebelius to resign. "it is a disaster." these are the kinds of things republicans are declaring and putting out in all different forms of messaging. i think it is a little early to declare this a
of the obama care website, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius apologizes on capitol hill. is it enough? we'll talk with congresswoman marcia blackburn and how big of a problem is this for the president. governor mike huckabee will join us as
the site crashed two times this week. kathleen sebelius said the website has cost $174 million so far and more probably to fix it. >>> starting today $5 billion is cut from the food stamp program. that means less grocery money for millions. the cuts will vary by family but this is typically a family of four getting 668 a month would lose about $36. food stamp benefits were raised during the recession and temporary increase to the program and that expires today. in 2007, 26 million people were using snap as they call it, supplemental food benefits and compared that to almost 48 million now. 15% of the american population is using government assistance to help feed their family. $36 a month is going to hurt some people. people who work for food banks are upset about these cuts. others say this was meant to be a temporary measure and that temporary measure is now over. you'll hear more about that. >>> are you -- when you fly, are you going to be irritating with your devices now you're able to use them or a good citizen? >> i'm always a good citizen. >> i'm so glad nobody can chat on thei
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have been filed but nobody will say how many have actually enrolled. secretary kathleen sebelius is to testify this week before congress as some republicans continue to call for her ouster. and even democrats now are urging change, ten senators calling for open enrollment to be extended beyond the current end date of march 2014. we wanted to help you understand some of the impact of the president's health care plan around the country. we're going to talk to the ceo of florida's largest health insurer cancelling 300,000 of its policies just this week. we're going to talk to him in just a moment. but first i want to turn to democratic senator steve beshear, republican governor john kasich in neighboring ohio. i wanted to take this out of washington because in kentucky you set up your own health care exchange. in ohio, governor kasich, you declined to do so until the federal government comes in to do that. let me start with you. the president says there is no excuse for this terrible rollout for obama care through the website. are you as frustrated with how all of this has started?
and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer. sometimes it helps to turn the computer off and turn it back on. we don't know why. it just does. >> poetic license, the literally legend maya angelou joins us this hour. children's love for books. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. edward snowden's leaks keep coming faster than the white house can even respond. over the weekend the nsa claimed president obama had no idea angela merkel's personal cell phone was tapped back since 2002. so how credible is that denial? joining me now is chuck todd nbc's white house correspondent, political director and host of "the daily rundown." "new york times" white house correspondent mark landler who had a fascinating interview with national security adviser susan rice. that was in the sunday times. mark, firs
kathleen sebelius will come before congress to explain what's going on with they gave a preview of what to expect on the sunday shows. >> the president has been poorly served in the implementation of his own signature legislation. >> the incompetence in building this is staggering. >> the rollout is the least of the problem. the rollout looks like a disaster, but in my state, most ohioans are going to pay higher costs. >> but over the weekend it was bill clinton who fired back defending the law and the site. >> look at america today. we've got to implement this health care law. the computer deal will get fixed up, don't worry about that. everybody has forgotten, by the way, that when president george w. bush, a republican put that medicare part d drug program in, it was more unpopular than the health care law and they had terrible problems with the computers. >> over the weekend, yet another problem emerged with the site. a critical data center was shut wn
administration? recall last week dr. sanjay gupta asked health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius when the president knew about the debacle with the federal obama care website. >> do you know when he first knew that there was a problem? >> well, i think it became clear fairly early on. the first couple of days -- >> so not before that, though? not before october 1st? >> there is, one could argue, quite a difference between plausible deniability and being an absentee landlord. now, over the weekend, a german newspaper reported that the nsa may have been tapping angela merkel's phone for more than a decade, even before she became german chancellor. it may have been going on throughout president obama's whole first term without him knowing about it or finding out about it, but it actually would have started during the bush/cheney administration. earlier today i sat down with former vice president dick cheney and asked him about that. >> vice president cheney, thanks so much for joining us. the book, very fascinating. i want to get to it in a second. first, i have to ask you about som
sebelius promised to get the crippled federal health care exchange on track. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> so there's no excuse for it. i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. we are working overtime to improve it every day. >> rollout plagued with questions about breaches of personal privacy and why the president repeatedly promised people they would not have to give up current plans when millions of people with individual bare bones coverage actually will. and the bright spot is boston's strongest. >> this ball is off the monster. one run scores. >> red sox with their third world series in a decade and most importantly their first at fenway in 95 years. now the town that endured so much since the marathon bombing in april has plenty to celebrate. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. the red sox are world champions. >> boston strong! boston strong! boston strong! >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. the president's messaging on health care coupled with a faulty website had the white house on defense and
happened, that they went forward. you know, i understand that secretary sebelius said we had an october 1 hard date, it turns out that date's not in the law. so they were moving forward on a political schedule, not an operational schedule. dennis: all right. well, thanks for being with us on such short notice today, jeffrey. >> thanks for having me. cheryl: it is time for the fox business stock radar. the stock on the radar today, and we are forecasting really a rough few months for this one, lulu lemon. the stock is rising, but there are new complaints about the yoga pants. this is something that plagued the company within the last six months, and i wanted to show you this new batch of complaints is focusing on the styles, but it's all about the yoga pants. these are high-selling items, this is something you want to keep your eye on. there's the six month, but if you want to look at the stock long term, take a look at the three-year chart. of course, we're going to keep you posted, but this is high-end yoga wear. they've got a very passionate clientele. they regularly issue quarterly sal
: secretary sebelius puts the price tag at about $174 million so far, others put it closer to $300 million, but now numbers on how much it cost to set up the state exchanges, too, and the price is actually very hefty when you start looking at that. to start with, every state out there, except for florida and alaska, received a state planning grant, even if they did not plan to purchase in obama care, just to study how it fits into and affects state government it is. the bottom line, more than 53 million sent to and spent by the states. next, many of states that were considering full parts paition in obama care needed even more money. committees, research and so forth beyond that initial level. that was really costly. now we're talking about the first step coming up to $1 billion,767,000, a little more than that. bottom line for level 1 establishments, more than 1.25 billion. bottom line for the level 2 establishment grants? well over $2 billion. this is how much of your tax money has gone to helping the states get ready for obama care. >> the white house has pointed out that some of those
secretary kathleen sebelius, she told sanjay gupta that the president wasn't aware of the issues with that website until after it launched. that's what republicans are saying. but the white house predictably pushing back on this saying it's not really apples to apples here. we heard from white house press secretary jay carney. he said, kate, this is conflating disparate issues. >> brianna, thank you so much for that update. let's stay at the white house. the white house is responding to deadline pressure clarifying that americans will have until march 31st to sign up for obama care. this as the president's advisers are fighting back against another claim and denying that millions of people would lose coverage because of obama care. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is joining us from atlanta. for more on this. a lot of confusion it seems like was created yesterday, sanjay. what are you hearing about the reports that millions of americans could be losing their existing coverage because that was a claim you heard over and over again from the president when he was campaig
. >> health and human services secretary sebelius says the web site is improving every day, and she says she will release the official number of people enrolled in obama care by the middle of this month. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> gag and will oracle are helping to -- google and oracle are help to go figure out the problems. team surge, google adds one of us engineers is is working on the web site's issues. the federal government says with all the talent pitching in right now, should be working correctly by the end of the month. >>> there's a major new development involving the san francisco city gardener who was charged with felony hit-and- run. ktvu news has learned, thomas was fired by the city two days ago. he had been suspended without pay. bernaske ran over christine with the city pickup truck while she was out lying in the grass sunbathing with her baby and a dog at the bernal park heights park. he has pled not guilty. >>> and facing charges of peeping tom, stemming from an incident in july. he was found outside a woman's house at 3:30 in the morning in his
the significance of late night comedy shows. just recently health and human services head kathleen sebelius stopped by "the daly show" with jon stewart. >> i'm going to try and download every movie ever made. you got to try to sign up for obama care, and we'll see which is happens first. >> reporter: a few weeks after that late night laugh session, america got this. >> i apologize. >> reporter: while it's certainly no cure-all to obama care digital debacle, as they say, laughter can often been good medicine. >> this techno terd taco will be barack obama's true legacy. >> now that the website will allow it turning into a fiasco, you can be sure this week coming up there will be another health care-filled jokefest. back to you. >> that was funny. >> a lot of people laughing except for the people trying to get health insurance. >> everybody loves to hate the government and could the get more wrong? it's specially after the website shutting down. >> six people who were able to enroll on the first day. >> it's incredible. >> we'll see if the promises that these problems will be fixed by the end of the m
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